Gisbert Haefs [ hɑːfs ] (born January 9, 1950 in Wachtendonk ) is a German writer and translator . He is the brother of Hanswilhelm Haefs and Gabriele Haefs .
Haefs studied English and Hispanic studies from 1968 to 1976 at the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn . During his studies he composed and interpreted macabre chansons , which were also released on record in 1981 under the title Bizarre Chants .
He then worked as a freelance writer and translator of Spanish, French and English-language literature, a. a. by Adolfo Bioy Casares , Arthur Conan Doyle , GK Chesterton , Georges Brassens and Mark Twain . In 2004 Haefs provided a translation of all the lyrics (Lyrics 1962–2001) by Bob Dylan , published by Hoffmann und Campe . For the works of Rudyard Kipling , Ambrose Bierce and Jorge Luis Borges , he not only acted as translator, but also as editor of the German-language complete editions. Haefs also published a selection of Georg Christoph Lichtenberg's aphorisms under the title Sudelbrevier and wrote numerous articles for the literary magazine Der Rabe . In 2005 he translated Hugh Lofting's children 's book Doctor Dolittle and his Animals .
In addition, Haefs wrote numerous novels and stories from different genres such as B. the science fiction tetralogy about Dante Barakuda or detective novels about the anti-hero and "universal dilettante" Baltasar Matzbach and the unwilling agent Mario Guderian.
The (crime) stories about the triumvirate were produced by WDR as a radio play and are repeatedly broadcast on the radio. Three of the radio plays ( Das Triumvirat , Das Triumvirat thinks , Das Triumvirat is crazy ) were published as audio books by Audiobuch-Verlag in 2006 , a fourth ( Das Triumvirat hext ) was performed live on September 28, 2007 with new speakers.
His historical novels from ancient times , written with great detailed knowledge and empathy, are particularly successful , in which Haefs often breaks through the image that has prevailed since the Renaissance and describes historical events from a new perspective, such as the story of Hannibal from the perspective of the third Punic War submerged Carthaginians .
He also contributed two so-called guest novels to the science fiction series Perry Rhodan . The Iron Finger of God appeared as volume 2289 of the booklet series on July 1, 2005; The Tamaron (volume 2758) followed on June 27, 2014.
Gisbert Haefs is a member of the Kipling Society in London and the crime writers' association The Syndicate .
As a popular author in Spain , he takes part in the "Semana Negra" (the "Black Week") in Gijón every year.
- 1981: Murder on the Millions Hill
- 1983: And upstairs is a raven
- 1984: The double grave in Provence
- 1985: Murderers and Martens
- 1993: Matzbach's navel
- 1996: No free beer for Matzbach
- 1998: Cuddle murder
- 2003: Fireworks for Matzbach
- 2012: Final rescue kiss
- 2015: Incidents (Story Collection)
- 1996: The general's giggle
- 2000: Andalusian departure
- 1987: The Triumvirate (short stories)
- 1989: The shadow lane
- 1990: Joyful Events (Stories)
- 1996: On the border (short stories)
- 1998: Love, Death and Münstereifel (short stories)
- 2000: I dream of you in the grave
- 2001: a nasty surprise
Science fiction novels
- 1986: Shilgat arms smugglers
- 1986: The killer mothers of Pasdan (Volume 1 and Volume 2 together also under the title Pasdan )
- 1986: The Free Traders of Cadhras (also under the title Gashiri )
- 1986: The Summits of Banyadir (also called Banyadir )
- 1994: Dream time for agents
- 2007: The Travels of the Mungo Carteret
- 2005: The Iron Finger of God , (Perry-Rhodan Heftroman No. 2289), Pabel-Moewig (2005)
- 2014: The Tamaron , (Perry-Rhodan-Heftroman No. 2758), Pabel-Moewig (2014)
- Hannibal. The Roman Carthage. German Book Association, Stuttgart 1989
Hamilcar's garden. Heyne Verlag, Munich 1999, ISBN 978-3-453-14299-2 .
- reissued under the title: The Gold of Carthage. Heyne Verlag, Munich 2005, ISBN 978-3-453-43131-7 .
- The sword of Carthage. Heyne Verlag, Munich 2005, ISBN 978-3-453-01208-0 .
- The murderers of Carthage. Heyne Verlag, Munich 2010, ISBN 978-3-453-52528-3 .
- The prostitutes of Carthage. Heyne Verlag, Munich 2014, ISBN 978-3-453-26853-1 .
Alexander the Great:
- Alexander. The novel of the unification of Greece Hellas. Haffmans Verlag, Zurich 1992
- Alexander - The novel of the conquest of a world empire Asia. Gutenberg Book Guild, Frankfurt am Main 1993
- Alexander's heirs. Alexander 3. Heyne Verlag, Munich 2013, ISBN 978-3-453-26856-2 .
- The Emperor's Revenge. Page & Turner Verlag, Munich 2009, ISBN 978-3-442-20301-7 .
- The Ragusa labyrinth. Page & Turner Verlag, Munich 2011, ISBN 978-3-442-20389-5 .
- Troy. Heyne Verlag, Munich 1997, ISBN 978-3-453-12906-1 .
- Raja. btb Verlag, Munich 1999, ISBN 978-3-442-75033-7 .
- Roma - The first death of Marcus Aurelius. Diana Verlag, Munich 2001
- Pilate's lover. btb Verlag, Munich 2004, ISBN 978-3-442-75101-3 .
- Caesar. Heyne Verlag, Munich 2007, ISBN 978-3-453-26550-9 .
- Beowulf. The story of Beowulf and what he did. Insel Verlag, Frankfurt am Main 2007, ISBN 978-3-458-35006-4 .
- The captain's ear. Heyne Verlag, Munich 2017, ISBN 978-3-453-26930-9 .
- Sir Arthur Conan Doyle: A Study in Scarlet. Work edition volume 1. Haffmans Verlag, Zurich.
- Sir Arthur Conan Doyle: The Hound of the Baskervilles. , Work edition volume 3. Haffmans Verlag, Zurich.
- Sir Arthur Conan Doyle: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. Work edition volume 5. Haffmans Verlag, Zurich.
- Bob Dylan: Lyrics 1962-2001. All lyrics. German English. Hoffmann and Campe, Hamburg 2004, ISBN 978-3-455-01591-1 .
- Robert Shelton: Bob Dylan. No Direction Home. His life, his music 1941-1978. Edel Germany, Munich 2011, ISBN 978-3-8419-0065-4 .
- Rudyard Kipling: Overboard. Edition Büchergilde, Frankfurt am Main, ISBN 978-3-86406-060-1 .
- 1981 Edgar Wallace Prize
- 1989 German Crime Prize
- 1990 Kurd-Laßwitz-Prize
- 1991 Literature Prize from the LESE Society in Bonn
- 1995 German Science Fiction Prize
- 1998 Niederrheinischer Literaturpreis der Stadt Krefeld
- 1999 Rheinischer Literaturpreis Siegburg
As well as numerous awards in Spain, where his books are published by Edhasa.
- Michael Falkenstein: A conversation with Gisbert Haefs. In: Wolfgang Jeschke (Ed.): The Science Fiction Year 1995 , Wilhelm Heyne Verlag , Munich, ISBN 3-453-07967-1 , pp. 387-407.
- Peter Habermehl : ›Oh, Tiggo ...‹. Gisbert Haefs' »Hannibal« (1989), read cursory. In: Bernd Seidensticker , Martin Vöhler : Myths in post-mythical times. Antiquity in contemporary German-language literature. De Gruyter, Berlin 2002, ISBN 3-11-016869-3 , pp. 135-151.
- Literature by and about Gisbert Haefs in the catalog of the German National Library
- Gisbert haefs in the Internet Speculative Fiction Database (English)
- Works by and about Gisbert Haefs at Open Library
- Website of the authors' association "Das Syndikat"
- Interview with Gisbert Haefs at buchkritik.at
- Kipling Society
- "Semana Negra" (the "Black Week")
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||German writer and translator|
|DATE OF BIRTH||January 9, 1950|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Wachtendonk , Germany|